Imaginative play is crucial for children’s development as it fosters creativity and problem-solving skills, contributing to their cognitive abilities. Very offers a wide range of imaginative toys that inspire creativity and engage children in play.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without spending an afternoon baking festive treats with the kids.
Whether it’s for yourself or for a gift hampers are a great way to get all the goodies for Christmas without having to think about it.
Enjoy this round-up of our favourite top tipples and non-alcoholic drinks so you can embrace the festive season with a glass of something special in your hand!
This year, elevate your Christmas tree game with some nifty Christmas tree hacks that will not only save you time and effort but also make your tree look magical!
As children grow older, parents often face the question of when and how to reveal the truth about Santa and it can pose some questions such as when is the right time and how to approach this conversation. This article explores the delicate balance between nurturing the magic of Christmas and helping children transition into a new phase of understanding.
Add a bang to your Christmas dinner this year with this merry and bright collection of luxury, novelty and eco-friendly Christmas crackers.
Dress your little one on Christmas Eve in one of these adorable babygrows or pyjamas sets. There’s so much to choose from!
There are three golden Elf on The Shelf rules to abide by, we like to call it the Scout Elf code.
Let your child fall down the giant reading rabbit hole with these gorgeous books perfect for Christmas. From pop-ups to ones, to personalised and all time classics, these are some of my favourites keepsake books for Christmas this year.
I find tweens and teens incredibly hard to buy for when it comes to Christmas, but I have put together this little list which I hope you will find useful.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by immersing yourself in Christmas events that are simply too good to miss?
Shop everything you need for the most magical Christmas for your baby or toddler. From baby gyms to balance bikes, stacking toys and ride on’s, there’s something here for every personality.
As the go-to destination for all things fashion-forward, Very.co.uk has curated a stunning array of party-perfect outfits that effortlessly capture the spirit of celebration.
Starting November 17th, you’re in for a winter wonderland of discounts and deals for your child’s nursery or bedroom.
From chunky boots to luxury gift sets, scents and jewellery, we guarantee there is something here every woman will love.
If you’re searching for the best toys for Christmas, you’ve just found the hottest list for 2022.
The novelty Christmas jumper trend isn’t going away, and this year, we’re seeing Fair Isle knits take centre stage.
Treat the man in your life this Christmas to something really special. From luxury watches and jumpers, to fashion accessories and the latest technology, there is something for every kind of man in this Xmas gift collection.
We spoke with Cai Graham, a Family Mental Health Mentor, who highlights that the holiday season, commonly linked with happiness and kindness, can also introduce unique pressures and anxieties, especially for children and teenagers. She gave us her top tips for avoiding ‘festive fatigue’.
If you’re looking to get the kids offline this Christmas, why not consider investing in a subscription box for kids?
I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane with My Baba’s very own retro 80’s toy inspired Christmas list.
Purchase some fabulous little gifts to go along with those boring satsumas this Christmas with our handy gift guide for kids stockings.
If you’re shopping for a gorgeous scent, or a thoughtful keepsake gift for somebody special, we’ve got a fabulous collection of homeware gifts they’ll love.
We have chosen some of our all-time favourites and split them into age ranges so you can choose the perfect game to keep your kids amused this Christmas.
A Christmas Eve Box is a small box filled with gifts traditionally given to children the evening before Christmas Day. It’s a fairly new tradition in the UK, but it’s one that’s growing year on year.
Christmas adverts are becoming something we all look forward to seeing in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of our favourites for 2023.
Christmas jumpers are a craze that seems here to stay, and with Christmas jumper day on the 7th December helping raise money for Save the Children there are two great reasons to don the festive knitwear.
Our pick of the best of 2023’s advent calendars for women. Shop now while stocks last!
If you’re researching the best first bikes for kids this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. We take a look at five great bikes for first-time riders.
It’s time to give, receive and be merry, and we’ve curated the most gorgeous collection of stocking fillers for her.
Famileo is a personalised newspaper that’s automatically generated from your uploaded photos and messages and delivered right to your grandparents’ letterboxes every single month.
Inspiration for the ultimate festive display, shop traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations.
Whether you’re a fan of the traditional picture advent calendar, those stuffed with toys and chocolates or even the calendars that allow you to personalise each window with your own little gifts here you’ll fine inspo for all.
Deck the halls and grab your warmest scarf because it’s time to explore the ultimate Christmas markets in Europe.
If you’re looking for gift wrapping tips, you’ve come to the right place. Jane Means, gift wrap and ribbon designer and exhibitor at this year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair shares her top tips for wrapping presents this year.
Our pick of the top toys for Christmas 2022, as recommended by Hamley’s, Smyths and John Lewis.
We’ve round-up the best ‘choose your own Christmas tree’ centres and shops in and outside of London, so you can be prepared!
We’ve been following Father Christmas’s movements very closely to plot exactly when and where he’ll be appearing in this year.
It may seem a little early to be thinking of booking your local Christmas pantomime, but don’t be fooled – seats are booking fast, and we definitely don’t want you to miss out – oh, no we don’t!
Squash, Stilton & Walnut Rolls Ingredients: ½ butternut squash , (cut lengthways) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chilli flakes 4 sprigs of fresh More
Favourite family musical movies to watch this Christmas!
If you’re looking for things to do this Christmas holiday, we’ve put together a list of the best exhibitions in London to see with the kids.
It’s time to plan for the Christmas Day feast! Besides the basics, we’ve found 24 must-haves from the Ocado Christmas shop, festively known as More
These delicious cinnamon crunch muffins make the best wintery treat and with the mix of cinnamon and brown sugar it is the match made in baking heaven.
This fun reindeer recipe will also bring a personal touch of festive cheer to your Christmas tree, and they taste scrummy too!
For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.
Check out these fabulous Christmas recipes guaranteed to impress your guests!
A delicious superfood gingerbread cookie recipe that yule definitely want to bake with the kids this Christmas.
Wondering how to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve? Check out these top tips from Dr. Preethi Daniel and The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton.
Our resident craft expert Nanny Anita has been busy creating the ultimate Christmas crafts for kids – inspired by our favourite magical storybox and More
A laid-back members’ club vibe in an attractive, warm, plant-filled space, the Coppa Club serves fantastic food and drinks in a space that caters to every occasion.
We’re talking easy peasy stress-less Elf on the Shelf ideas that require minimum fuss and planning.
If you’re looking for something special to do with the kids this month, this Christmas afternoon tea in London should be top of your list.
We love PO.P’s cute Christmas dresses and jumpers, as well as the high-performance outerwear that keeps kids cosy even in the coldest of winters!
Each year the UK sees around 280,000 cases of illness, thanks to undercooked turkey. We asked the Food Standards Agency for instructions on how best to cook a turkey and avoid the spread of the harmful bacteria that causes upset tummies.
My Baker’s range of delicious Santa-approved homemade artisan cakes make the perfect centrepiece for any festive occasion.
Nothing says Christmas more than the smell of freshly baked mince pies.
Homemade mince pies are a must-bake during the festive season, and nothing quite compares to making them from scratch.
We’ve picked out some fabulously festive Christmas Day outfits for children. Christmas occasionwear is all about dark reds, greens and navy, together with a little added sparkle!
I never normally put an actual list together but this year there are SO many amazing things and I’m getting excited by all the sparkle.
If you’re looking for mocktail recipes for Christmas you’ve come to the right place. Shop your mocktail ingredients before Xmas to make these tasty drinks!
Keeping busy doesn’t have to mean buying new toys, there are lots of things around the home that can entertain everyone.
Actress, radio presenter and celebrity mum Gemma Atkinson has teamed up with her three-year-old daughter, Mia, to help support Family Action’s annual Christmas campaign, Make Theirs Magic.
Add that extra special touch this Christmas by buying a personalised Christmas gift for your loved one. We have pulled together a great selection for you.
High-quality pork sausage meat wrapped up inside delicious all-butter puff pastry.
When it comes to show-stopping Christmas fashion for kids, Next has it sussed.
The magical, musical storybox is the perfect present for every child on Santa’s list. Check out our guide to the best Tonies for your child.
Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for your child this year? Colourful wooden toys inspired by nostalgia and vintage style, hours of fun and creative play.
Lisa Lohiser and Corinne Eggleston from the Fisher-Price Play Lab talk about the best developmental toys and the role they play in Early Childhood Development.
John Lewis has everything you need to make your baby’s first Christmas one to remember.
This Christmas, you’ll find toy shops stocked with a wide range of coding toys suitable for toddler to teen.
tonies® and My Little Pony are hosting a free and festive family day out with their Winter Wishday pop-up event happening this Saturday, on the Southbank, London.
Choosing what wines to drink with your Christmas meal can be a daunting task and choosing what to drink in the days leading up to the big celebration is often overlooked.
Take a trip to theatreland with your kids and enjoy a London show perfect for the whole family.
My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson and Editorial Assistant and Toy Expert Christina Walter take to the mic to share their thoughts on the best More
Wonderbly’s collection of personalised books stand head and shoulders above the rest. With superb illustrations on high-quality pages, these evergreen books will be ones to treasure forever.
Beaba’s guide to baby food at Christmas includes some must-read weaning do’s and don’ts, as well as some fantastic Christmas Day weaning recipes they’ll love.
Make this Christmas extra special with a personalised video or call directly from Santa himself, direct from the Portable North Pole.
Snappy Snaps stores are open right up until Christmas Eve, so you can get your order in time to pop under your tree to delight your friends and family on Christmas Day!
“Baby Guru” Miss Megan, as featured in the New York Times and Good Morning America, has curated a list of best developmental gifts for children suitable for all young families for this festive period.
Shop the perfect Christmas gifts for fans of Disney, Harry Potter, DC Comics, and many, many, more at Department 56.
If you’re looking for something extra special to put under the tree this year for your little one, look no further. These twelve personalised books make perfect keepsakes, fabulous stories, and wonderful gifts for Christmas.
Ride on toys are both super-fun, and brilliant for a child’s physical development, helping to improve gross and fine motor skills as well as coordination and balance.
From the coolest trainers to the chicest winter coats, we’ve found the hottest gifts to lust over this festive season.
We asked the party planners at Party Pieces – Carole Middleton’s partywear company – to share their favourite festive finds, and some top tips from Carole on decking the halls with boughs of holly!
Go ice skating with friends, choose your Christmas tree, head to Winter Wonderland and watch the Peter Pan Cup on Christmas Day!
With so many parties and gatherings to attend, it’s time to decide on a party outfit for your little one — something that will make them the belle (or beau!) of the ball.
Balance boards are a playful product that stimulate creativity, imagination and movement. They can be a great source of exercise, and equally, a place to rest and read.
We’ve been busy curating gift guides galore this past few weeks, but without further ado, here are our 10+ expert tips for a brilliant family Christmas.
Looking to give (or receive) a beauty gift this year? We’ve collected the best gadgets and gift sets for you in this quick round-up.
Leonora’s guide to making the ultimate hot chocolate charcuterie board this Christmas. Yum!
Rachel Riley’s new gifting collection has launched in time for Christmas, and we are in love.
If you’re looking to gift something extra special this Christmas why not consider one of these awesome experience days or short breaks?
Treat yourself everyday with one of these beauty advent calendars for Christmas. With no chocolate involved, they’re bound to be guilt free, right?!
Why not choose a handmade outfit for baby’s first Christmas this year? Anything from Mini La Mode’s festive and traditional collection of hand-smocked designs would make the perfect outfit or extra special gift.
Delicious gingerbread layer cake with salted honey buttercream, perfect for a Christmas get together.
Toy Box Club is an award-winning monthly subscription service run by mums for kids aged 0-4 years old.
INSIDE: Download Nanny Anita’s FREE Christmas Craft e-book, a complete guide to SEVEN fab-yule-ous crafts to celebrate Christmas.
The Childrensalon Christmas Shop features a beautiful hand-picked selection of on-trend seasonal kidswear, accessories and Christmas gifts from some of your favourite designers.
There are some adorable Christmas themed outfits and accessories for babies and toddlers this year. From cute elves to precious presents, get your little one all wrapped up this Christmas!
If you’re looking for the perfect mum-to-be Christmas gift this year then look no further. Mama Mio have Christmas presents for pregnant women all More
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is coming to a cinema near you on the 19th December, just in time for Christmas! To celebrate, we’ve compiled a whole host of Star Wars products, which could make brilliant Christmas presents for the die-hard fan. ‘May the force be with you!’
From meeting Santa and his reindeers to craft workshops and markets, here are the best things to do this holiday season in London and beyond.
I have known Cat in a Flat from the early days and always liked their concept of a cat sitter community in your neighbourhood, so I approached them with the idea of a cat calendar for 2020 – where the proceeds should go to a cat-related charity.
From plastic-free gifts and eco baby toys to top-quality wooden toys and backpacks made from recycled materials, here are the best gifts to enjoy an eco-concious Christmas.
This autumn winter sees the return of the timelessly classic smokey eyes and red lips – yep, I’m talking glamour personified. With this collection of our favourite products for the party season, you’ll be ready in no time!
Enjoy a daily treat on your countdown to Christmas this year with this fantastic choice of adult advent calendars. From a craft beer a day to a daily beauty fix, indulge in a little bit of luxury this December.
From a no-nonsense guide to growing up and a magnetic baby carrier to ethically-sourced cashmere and sailing with Santa, here’s what the My Baba team are loving this week.
MURO is the toy that grows with your children, it’s great for is child-led play. The MURO gives children the freedom to explore a physical product, to change and adapt it to how they see fit.
Luxurious kids’ toys are ideal for parents looking for something a little different, unique and a little more meaningful than what you can find in your average toy shop.
Although it’s been said many times, many ways, merry Christmas to you! Some top tips to help you get through the day: Breakfast: Eat More
As a doctor, I’m acutely aware of the variety and frequency of accidents which can happen to children, even at home. Every year, more More
Experts in Scottish kiln smoked salmon John Ross Jr have put together three delicious recipes perfect for Christmas with all the family.
London’s favourite family members’ club and nursery Maggie & Rose are back with their Big Kids’ Camps this holiday season.
Christmas is all about the food but as you countdown to the big day don’t forget to have a little think about how you can make your Christmas table setting look as gorgeous as it does delicious.
The good folks at &Keep are dreaming of a green Christmas this year, with their beautifully curated range of eco-friendly, plastic-free gift ideas perfect for ALL the family.
Dressing your bump for special occasions can be tiresome – there’s a whole world of frump that awaits you when you’re maternity shopping.
This column is not a long one, and yet one I’ve spent so much time on. I’ve been painfully scouring the net and looking through ingredients’ lists to find SOMETHING for the dairy and soya free kids out there.
From chocolates, toys and activities, get your child get into the festive spirit with one of these great advent calendars.
Kids’ fashion brand Wild & Gorgeous have designed a girls’ dress and top in aid of the NSPCC. All profits from both pieces, which make perfect party-wear, will be donated to the children’s charity.
The holidays are a time of gathering family and friends in an environment of high energy, excitement and presents. Put these things together and More
Today is gingerbread house day and we have pulled together some spectacular gingerbread houses to celebrate! Some are even edible!
Brighten up your home this winter with a beautiful winter bouquet.